These Are The 50 Panopticons In The Western Release Of Freedom Wars

By Ishaan . October 22, 2014 . 10:31am

As mentioned previously, when Freedom Wars is released in the West, the game will have different Panopticons than it does in Japan.


In the Japanese version of the game, there are 47 Panopticons (effectively City-States) based on Japan’s 47 prefectures, each competing with one another for resources. In the West, Panopticons are based on global cities, making for a total of 50 Panopticons. Here’s the full list, courtesy of Sony’s PlayStation Blog:


  • New York City, NY, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Lima, Peru
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Athens, Greece
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Rome, Italy
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Manaus, Brazil
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mumbai, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Manila, Philippines
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Tokyo, Japan


Freedom Wars has a cool feature whereby you can align yourself with one of these Panopticons and contribute to their development. Panopticons can also invade one another, and online leaderboards are used to compare the state of each one.


Freedom Wars will be available on October 28th in North America and October 31st in Europe for PlayStation Vita.

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  • Postnjam

    Looks like I’ll be helping London then, with the 5 other british people who’ll actually buy this sort of game.

    • Uvers

      I’ll be on London as well, I’d love to play this with my friends but none are willing to buy a VITA, so its just the online hub for me

  • MinakoArisato

    Yay, I’ll fight for Berlin!
    Thats gonna be fun^^

  • Tran67

    That should probably be changed from August to October

  • MrTyrant

    Look like I’ll be helping buenos aires….since I am probably the only one doing it lol

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Nah, I’m there too [well, not in BA but within the province]~.

    • Tincho Kudos

      I’ll be there too, we should form a guild.

  • Deidara19

    Chicago X London!!!!!

  • Kenshin Raijin

    Looks like I’ll be fighting for New York. Looking forward to it

    • Christopher Nunes

      Same here! Nice to meet ya partner! ^_^

      • Boldmonk

        I’ll be sure to invade NY ww
        One day….

    • Keita Yahaya Soum

      Go New York see you online

    • Yes sir!

  • Remlot

    Toronto, cool.

  • Juän Josë

    I’ll fight for Ecuador and turtles

  • DyLaN

    They actually included Malaysia in there!

  • KazukiNanbu

    i’ll fight for Santiago and Chile…if i just had a vita…..soon, pretty soon

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Looks I’m aligning myself with New York then.

    • chibidw

      Come to Kenya, we’ve got Lions.

      Kenya believe it?

      • Crevox

        Oooonlyyy in Kenyaaaa….

  • Adrian Duran

    Yekaterinburg represent

  • ARMs7777

    Los Angeles California.

  • Somebodyissilent

    Aw. No Alabama like always.

  • ZnTxn

    OH YEAH! Supporting México, all the way~

    • Alberto Villalobos S

      We’ll be ther figthing alongside then

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Oh snap, “Buenos Aires, Argentina” is there. I feel special~.

    • Me too pal, me too ;3 Let’s do our best together :D

    • Yacku

      I think we’re going to be the only 3 people over there XD

    • MrTyrant

      Yay we are more than I initially thought.

    • Then i guess we will be rivals ;)
      (Santiago, Chile)

    • I will get the game as soon as I can, though if anybody wants to chat and catch up, try and find me on FB (my user name and my profile pics are the same there xD)

    • Argentina represent!

      • Silver_shion

        add me on psn for some argentina vs chile matches

  • Whoop whoop got that Texas rep

  • Poked

    I’ll fight for Los Angeles, CA then

  • Dammit! I had no idea FW was dropping this month. Between this Bayonetta 2 and FL I’m already out more than 100 bucks.

  • Enma_Kozato


  • NY all day.

  • ddh819

    can you only play with people who choose the same city?

    • MXC

      No. It kinda like in Soul Sacrifice Delta where what you do goes towards your faction while you can be playing with people of other factions.

  • Keko

    “Chile” <-< Well, now that's something new.

    • Chile is the best

      • Valtiel Ikari

        well, gentlemens (and posible lady), looking forward to working with you!

  • Kai2591

    y u no Brunei lol.

    hmm, can’t decide between Japan and Singapore…
    or maybe Korea…
    What are the real differences anyway? Just player population?

    • Land of Green Pasture

      “you can align yourself with one of these Panopticons and contribute to their development. Panopticons can also invade one another, and online leaderboards are used to compare the state of each one.”

  • Land of Green Pasture

    what? There’s Jakarta too!? nvm, I got Berlin..

  • Learii

    this game going to sell good atleast I think so

  • Fungila Jr

    I’m gonna rebuild the ancient power of Rome. WATCH YOURSELVES, WINT… ehm, ROME IS COMING

    • Lastlight

      I was gonna stay in America, but I have to name my character Caesar and join your legion.
      After all, “I came, I saw, and I conquered”

  • Kami nii

    Is there anyone here going to fight for Manila? I’ll be joining Manila because Philippines is my home country :)

    • :B

      Philippines is my home country too, so I’ll fight for Manila man (even though I’ve never been to Manila) :P

      • SerChief

        Lol I’m deciding either Manila Philippines(my birth country) or Chicago. DECISIONS!!!!

        • Cheesy04

          Philippines compels thee

    • :B

      Wait a minute, you get to choose your own location right?

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      yeah Freedom!

  • Seink

    In Brazil:
    Sao Paulo, was expected but never dreamed the other would be

    Manaus. If I were to bet, it would be Rio de Janeiro or Salvador.
    Well….interesting surprise XD

    • Josué Pedro Soares

      I agree, never expected manaus.

  • Seink

    Just noticed, Tokyo is still there :p (nothing agaisnt it, just saying XD)

    • Boldmonk

      It’s not tied to the Tokyo from the Japanese server, so you are in luck.

      Otherwise you might be beaten really badly

      there is like a total 300,000 Japanese server, Tokyo PT alone has like 31,000+ people supporting it.
      I think this is why they separated the servers.

  • I’m for Chicago.

  • s07195

    Go Go Hong Kong!

  • tturtlejosh

    Puerto Ricoooo! Wuuuuuu ok no

  • Aegis XI

    I know im hoping too much from it, but im buying this game to show support and might give them consideration in localizing GE2… but thats asking for too much lol

  • Love the fact that Edmonton is being represented. Sure, it’s supposedly my rival city (I live in Calgary), but it’s awesome that someplace so close to me is one of the Panopticon territories in the game.

  • Boldmonk

    It’s hard to choose…
    I may pick London if I get this version.

  • James Reilly

    Have to represent California even though I’m not too big on L.A

  • persona_yuji

    Well smack me silly and call me crazy, they actually put Portugal in there.

  • Kaitou21

    Repping Toronto Canada, because everyone ignores canada.

    • mckun

      Not anymore with that solider manhunt.

    • God

      Since when? Everybody loves Canadians, and they have Scott Pilgrim! And i’m SO gonna name my character Scott Pilgrim.

  • Martian Wong

    Hong Kong needs it’s freedom. So Hong Kong will be the one I join.

    • Alex Jones

      …And no Beijing in the list…
      …And Oops,Pacific territories,better watch your islands….

      • Martian Wong

        If Beijing is on the list, it is going to be fun.

    • s07195

      Haha….if only the point of the missions in the game wasn’t just mainly fighting for the ‘establishment’ or get punished even more, I’d agree. I will still join HK though, if I get the English version (still beating JP ver)

  • mckun


    Inb4 it’s just downtown and the southside is a post apocalyptic zombie/dead area.

  • Elpizo

    can you choose the Paanopticon

  • Luke Blackwood

    Manaus, yet no Rio or Brasilia? Wtf is this o_o

    • Josué Pedro Soares

      Manaus gonna take over the world just watch.

  • Jelly King

    Wait…where’s—forget it.
    Okay then! London it is…

  • MrTyrant

    Inb4 my country has more expensive items due to importation taxes…

  • Choose that Panopticon!
    Hmm… NY oooor Houston…

  • Iyyuchtus

    Cool! It has Philippines!

  • Lastlight

    ..It’s ALWAYS NY!!!
    Where’s my Boston!!!!!!!!!
    Forget you America, i’ll lend my services else where

    • AkuLord3

      Don’t hate the playas~ hate the game~ (actually don’t do that either 83)

    • Rita Tong

      To be fair, most of the rest of the US was left out too. I mean, there’s only so much you can do with six slots.

      • Lastlight

        In New England it’s always NY
        They need to give Boston a chance

  • nick_54g

    inb4 brazil Panopticon ruins everything

    • Josué Pedro Soares

      That’s kinda racist. Not all brazilian players are jerks.
      It’s mostly on free online games or mainstream games.
      I doubt it will be like this in freedom wars.

      I sometimes am ashamed of what people here do on games but you can’t just assume everyone is like that.

  • WickedKnightAlbel

    No Vancouver :(

  • Rose Spinoza

    Hm. Well. I live in FL, but NY is in my time zone and it’s east coast. So uh. Yeah! FIGHTIN’ FOR NY THEN! WOOOOO! Suck it other areas! XD
    (I’m not a very good trash talker. I’m sorry other areas. I mean nothing personal.)

    • InfinityAge11

      Same here, I was going to go with NY, but then I thought about how theres going to be a mass amount of people fighting for NY. I’d rather fight for one thats not going to be such a super powerhouse as I expect NY to be, I’m thinking I’ll go with Texas currently.

      • Rose Spinoza

        Actually, I hear there’s a balancing system where it’s actually easier to earn points for your city if you have less people.

    • Cheesy04

      Cutest trashtalk I’ve seen hoho. (Cute icon! I love Licca ; w ;)

  • neogeno

    I can already tell New York is going to be a superpower.

  • Lets go Chile ! We can win this !!
    Or at least we can beat our neighbours :P
    PSN ID: silvershion

  • Actually can we have more than one (as in separate character/save?) because I want to pick Iceland as well because how often can you pick Iceland in a video game?

    • Rita Tong

      Iceland is beautiful and now I may have to do that as well.

  • Kaetsu

    Only 2 Canadian cities and they picked Edmonton over Vancouver?

    • Kaijuu

      Take that, Vancouverites! (Just kidding, Vancouver is pretty awesome. Wish I could visit more often).

      I’m actually a little surprised about that, myself. I would have expected either Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal or Ottawa over Edmonton. Still very cool to see my hometown get some video game representation.

    • stephane3012

      What about Montreal too damn it T_T? We French Canadians always get ignored!

  • Nonscpo

    Some of the location are uber random, Galapagos-Ecuador isnt a city, its an island territoy!

  • Silver_shion

    Lets go Chile !

    • Valtiel Ikari

      I got your back!

  • Tokyo

  • PenguinPlayer

    >São Paulo, Brazil

    YES, SP REPRESENT! I look foward to pushing my panopticon up in the leaderboards along with my the rest of my south american brethen, since a surprisingly large amount of them are in.

    • Josué Pedro Soares

      Let’s do this!

  • izanagi

    Come at me world!!! N.Y. will rule All panopticons!!!!! :)

    • Boldmonk

      we’ll see about that.
      (Took weeks to take down Tokyo in the Japanese server, but we did it anyway.)

      • s07195

        Tokyo got taken down? What happened?
        (In Kyoto panopticon)

        • Boldmonk

          I was referring to the first time Tokyo pt was taken down. They a kind of are still leading right as you know. (By a lot of points)

  • Daiyus

    As the only mexican rep that has yet to answer here, i can say i will pretty much 1 vs everyone else hoping my ass wont be handed to many people

    • Kyle81290

      I am Mexican too but… Doubt i will get this game since i don’t really like the use of guns in this monster hunter-type game…

      • Boldmonk

        You can use melee weaons.

        And it’s not really monster hunter-type.
        PvP is nothing like MH. Carrying civilians is nothing like MH either. Not saying it’s better, just saying it’s not the same.

      • Daiyus

        Glad to know i’m not the only mexican here, and we will fight together… at least in spirit !!

  • vault2049

    Caracas? Well that’s a surprise… Guess I can represent my hometown, at least. The game should reflect reality here to some extend.

  • new_tradition

    Hey, Toronto. Nice~

    I really do wonder how they player split will actually look like, though…


    • Josué Pedro Soares

      But I think I’ll be on Sao Paulo

  • Vyse Legendaire

    So they didn’t want to draw the ire of the FBI by insinuating that the US is currently becoming/is a police state with the 50 panopticons being in each US state? Lawlz.

    • Rita Tong

      Um….have you actually read through the list or are you trying to tell me that Tokyo, Toronto, Rome, EVERYTHING PAST THE FIRST 6 CITIES are actually in the US. If so, I need to direct you to the nearest world map.

      If not, the next thing I need you to do is pull out the world map and circle the “west”. Hint, it’s not composed of only the US.

      • RablaAndrews

        This is one of the best overreactions to misreading a comment I’ve seen on Siliconera

      • ShadowDivz

        Everyone outside japan is America.
        haven’t you ever watched an anime?

      • yo1234

        I would like to redirect your comment back at you. Did you actually read the original comment or are you telling me that you lack basic reading comprehension skills? If so, then I’d like you to find your nearest elementary school english textbook.
        I also sense a bit of jealousy towards the US. Trust me, we have our problems too.

    • InfinityAge11

      Thats actually how I thought it was going to be all this time; that the US version would be each state, then there would be a third version for the EU.

  • Lester Paredes

    Houston? Well, now I have to get the game.

  • durandal

    Paris represent. the PANAMopticons will be the best :P

  • Göran Isacson

    Heh, not sure how many other Vita-owning Swedes are out there who want to fight for Stockholm if that’s their option… we might see some of them switch sides for Denmark or Norway or Finland, depending on where in the country they’re staying.

  • MaidKillua

    Well even though it’s an awful place these days I suppose i’m stuck with London. Though to be fair I can’t name a city over here that’s really much better

    • Jaeger Knighty


    • It was probably silly of me but I was hoping for Edinburgh. :)

    • ShadowDivz

      London an awful place?
      So… you’re not all gentlemen?
      Boy, if you can’t trust stereotypes in the media, who can you trust?

  • Lastlight

    This reminds me of MoH: Warfighter online
    where you got to choose which countries special forces you would represent

  • Rita Tong

    I’m sorry to all those people who don’t have their own city on the list but LA WILL ALWAYS WELCOME YOU COME OVER TO OUR SIDE WE HAVE COOKIES.

    • yo1234

      Debating between LA and tokyo. My “hometown” or my otaku inner soul.
      I have a feeling that tokyo will be the most popular making it the most powerful. Who am i kidding? All the japanese wannabes will be interested in it.

    • 栗場 江理久

      I’m going with anywhere in CALIFORNIA. NO BETTER REP THAN LA. Although I live further up north but whatevah ;l

    • The Snail Arcana

      And we have some awesome tacos. :]

  • BlackAce

    Aw no DC. Now what’ll I choose.

  • Boldmonk

    Will be interesting to see which city does best in claiming first place in rankings.


    Lol Japan, Anchorage and Honolulu over any of the other actual major population centers.

    • awkwardkorean

      Well, Japan and Hawaii have always been closely knit…

  • Haha it’s weird to see my countrt in that list xD

  • WaffleKnight

    Wellington … goddammit.

  • Lemski07

    ph! now my hype raised x3

  • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

    Now which one which one? The only ones I like in the US are New York and Chicago. Maybe Rome or Berlin though. Born in Italy, German blood…hard choice.

    • Fell ur pain bro, born in Portugal, actual living in Germany… and japanese wanabe, though choice indeed.

  • :B

    Wow, pretty exciting list. Will decide which city I should go for, possibly Manila or California.

    • Alex Jones

      Manila Manila I keep coming back to Manila…
      Sorry I just heard that song somewhere :)

      • :B

        I’ll most likely go for Manila, even though I said earlier, I’ve never been there once (Currently living in US) :P

        • Cheesy04

          I’m going Manila too, woo!

    • yo1234

      Whoa whoa whoa. What about LA?

      • :B

        But I don’t live in LA :P. I could go for that, but I’m going to fight for my homeland :)

  • Santiago, Chile?! wooooooh :’D my country!

    • Silver_shion

      We’ll see in freedom wars to defend Chile ;)

  • Cerzel

    I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen any game recognise that Perth exists.

    • LuxbeyTheMechromancer

      that is a very good point. still going with Berlin though.

    • ShadowDivz

      Don’t get used to it, it’s a one time thing.

    • yo1234

      Wth is a perth?

  • GOLD

    Tokyo will have the most by far……Count on it

    • Martian Wong

      I was going to join Tokyo as well. I will be joining the Hong Kong city state since I am from Hk and Hong Kong needs it’s freedom..

      • Anthony Birken

        I’m repping Toronto, but I like your reason!

    • ShadowDivz

      That wouldn’t be very fun.
      Everybody going “im totes Japanese! *joins Tokyo*”
      Diversity is always fun.

  • Alex Jones

    Did i miss it…There is no Beijing…But there is Hong Kong,hmm….
    Hee hee…

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    so Sony decided to wait four days before the game come out to release more info on Freedom Wars western release.


    Anyway that great that it getting mre info but one thing I wish isn’t confirmed to be in is the difficulty patch.

    • ShadowDivz

      Real gamers like a challenge. =)

      • Yap, you have taken the words out of my mouth. BRING IT! >:3

    • yo1234

      6 days… actually. Im not sure how you messed that up. And considering that the panopticons are the only info worth giving out aside from the VA’s, 6 days is a good idea. Why give this info months before? Best to build hype leading up to it.
      Although i dont condone the lack of advertising. But your point is invalid.

  • ShadowDivz

    I will probably be carrying Toronto alone.
    Just kidding, Canadians vs the world, baby!

    Let’s show them a frozen hell.
    (seriously, it hits -24 in montreal)

    • yo1234

      *Insert Barney Stinson line here*
      Jk. Love canada. You gave us…pancakes right? Im not sure. But yeah.

    • ALfromHELLSING

      You will not be alone! And I believe -24C was the coldest day of last winter in Toronto.

    • Anthony Birken

      Yes, more people for Toronto!
      Can’t Wait!

  • chroma816

    Definitely going to rep NYC.

    Or maybe Rome.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    guess I will have to rep Santiasco, Chile, since Viña del Mar is not the main city, but screw it, I’m goin to represent my country even if its means I have to be from Santiasco in the game!

  • dumbfodder

    hongkong is a country, not a city

    • Robert Backland

      4th to bottom


      Correct me if I’m wrong but Hong Kong is like a special region and has it’s own laws, government etc. but it is part of China, so… not entirely a country???

      • s07195

        You are correct.

    • s07195

      Nope. It is a special region technically still a part of China.

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    im joining philippines

    • Espoir

      Row row the powah~~~~

  • wahyudil

    wow … this is world war …

  • ishyg

    YEAH, Manila is included! Even though I’m in Tokyo, I’d probably align with Manila.

  • May_Patra

    Oh god, I already knew I was going to spend at least an entire day with the character and accessory creation. But now I’ll probably need twice as long, fussing about which Panopticon to join, haha.
    Of course I could represent my home country or I could finally pretend to be from Middle-ea… erm, New Zealand I mean. Iceland is beautiful too. Hmm…

  • Ban The Jackass

    So would the maps reflect the global cities a bit? Like, building landmarks. For Singapore, it’s the Merlion and etc. etc.

    • s07195

      Nope. What changes is the leaderboards and the city symbol flashing in the background in some areas.

  • awkwardkorean

    Definitely aligning myself with the Honolulu one, as that’s where i’m from >:D

  • Vash bane

    lol I guess this little place isn’t in XD not that I expected it to….I don’t have to join one right?

    also to those who played the jp version how good is the story (since that’s my first and only reason playing this til I saw some of the outfits and weapons…and no I wont be online often…staying away from that their pvp :p)?

  • Trinity

    I’m a little disappointed to not see Washington D.C. on the list. Oh well…New York it is.

    • Notquitesure?

      If it makes you feel any better, some foreigners think Melbourne is the capital of Australia.

  • s07195

    Hmm, you’d better choose wisely.
    You need to pay extra to re-choose Panopticons. XD
    (not kidding)

  • Chido55

    Kuala Lumpur fighters, raise your hand!!!!!!!!!!


    No one?

    Ahh fuuuck itttt

    • Rua Rua

      ….*slowly raises hand*

      ….Is there anyone else? …OR I’M JUMPING SHIP TO SINGAPORE.

    • Aci

      KL it is, though I’m actually from Sabah. Still, I’m shock Malaysia is even on this list

      • Chido55

        This is one of the rare moment to prove ourselves!!


    This reminds me that I still haven’t bought this game. Gonna watch/read reviews and make my decision. If it’s really like God Eater then I’m buying for sure.

    • Harvey Tejada Loto

      god eater + mh + lost planet = this game

  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Now this is awesome! Never though I would see my country making part of a game like this!

  • Hexodious

    Amsterdam, Netherlands!
    Finally a little bit of relevance in a video game.

  • The Snail Arcana

    Los Angeles! :D

  • Aristides

    Aww no San Juan :(, oh well New York it is, can’t wait to see this in action X3.

  • BurnItWithFiraga!

    Wish they added Philadelphia. I would die. lol

  • Sergio Macellaro


    • Josué Pedro Soares

      Manaus o/

  • Angela Nguyen

    Aw. Vancouver, Canada isn’t in the list. Guess I’ll represent for Los Angeles. xD

  • Zoozbuh

    I love this, it’s such a great idea to make the game more universally relatable. It would have been really lazy if they just chose American states or something, and it probably would have alienated people from Europe and other countries to some extent :)

    I’m curious to see how this game turns out – I really hope it does well and gets some promotion, as it might make people ACTUALLY buy Vitas.

  • Rabbit

    LA! Let’s go! >:U

  • Raltrios

    Toronto and Edmonton are my Canadian choices? Eh…

  • DragKudo

    All in favor of invading Finland

    • Boldmonk


      • Antti Saavalainen

        I’m assuming that the guy is Russian and that’s why. Our Italian and German brothers need to counter this.

      • DragKudo

        If we don’t get rid of Finland on launch they will rise and dominate the leaderboard. We can’t let that happen.

        • Boldmonk

          Not gonna worry about London PT and New York PT?
          I doubt that the Finish PT will have 1000+ prisoners(players).

          • Alex Shadov

            I can’t find my city… Finland, you shall pay for this.

  • Boldmonk

    Something to prepare you guys for PvP in the English release!

    • Ric Vazquez

      PvP looks so damn awesome

    • Josué Pedro Soares

      Great video!

  • kuzuha

    Yekaterinburg!!! Is the closest to my city! Gonna choose it, even if I’ll be alone.

  • Hyli

    Anchorage, AK represent!!
    That’s so awesome

  • Ric Vazquez

    Migrating to Tokyo, Japan panopticon.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Hopefully it looks Great on my TV thru PSTV. ^ ^

  • Josué Pedro Soares

    Wow, Manaus? Really?! Cool

  • Josué Pedro Soares

    Just curious, aren’t anyone interested in joining sao paulo brazil?
    I mean, I want to go there, but I think it will be kinda lonely

  • God

    Wait! Wait! Waaaaaaaaaaaaait!! You motherfucker!! It has Chile? No game ever has Chile! A lot of games with a world map just make Argentina larger.

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